CHELSEA have snapped up promising youngster Nicolas Tie.
The keeper has put pen to paper on his first professional contract after turning 16.
The former Poitiers kid has finally realised his dream after agreeing to become a Blue in 2014 at the age of 13.
Arsenal and Manchester City were thought to be keen to persuade him to join them, but Stamford Bridge is confirmed as the 16-year-old’s destination.
The Frenchman is the latest in a raft of youthful additions to the playing staff at Chelsea.
Yesterday pictures emerged of Dutch teenager Daishawn Redan holding his new Chelsea shirt, essentially confirming his transfer.
Rangers academy product Billy Gilmour has also joined, as well as Exeter wonderkid Ethan Ampadu.
Tie has posed with his goalkeeping kit in a number of posts on Twitter.
He’s shared his club headshot with the caption: “#Newprofilephoto.”
In another with his relatives at Chelsea’s Cobham base, he said: “Family. Come on @ChelseaFC”
The latest batch of top talent from around the world to join Chelsea’s army of youngsters is set to be officially unveiled later this week.
But the deals keep leaking out as players converge on west London to put their signatures on lucrative professional contracts.